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The REACH Opening Festival

The Kennedy Center
Thru Sep. 22
Two weeks of FREE performances & activities celebrating the expansion of The Kennedy Center campus called the REACH.

An Evening with Audra McDonald

Center for the Arts at George Mason University
Sat. Sep 28
McDonald performs her trademark mix of hits from Broadway and the Great American Songbook.

David Sedaris

The Kennedy Center
Tue. Oct 15
Award-winning humor writer and master of satire David Sedaris returns to the Kennedy Center.

Escaped Alone

Signature Theatre
Sep. 24 – Nov. 3
Caryl Churchill's (Cloud 9, Top Girls) electrifying Signature debut is a caustically funny and surreal afternoon of tea and calamity.

REMIX: The Future is Female

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thu. Sep 26
This happy hour event is all about music, art and women celebrating women.

Cirque Mei

Center for the Arts at George Mason University
Sat. Oct 19
Direct from the People’s Republic of China, this ensemble of elite circus performers thrills the young and old alike with their amazing feats of agility, strength, and poise.

Whose Live Anyway?

Strathmore
Sat. Oct 12
An evening of hilarious improvised comedy and song based on audience suggestions

Mariinsky Ballet: Paquita

The Kennedy Center
Oct. 8 – 13
Paquita is a glittering showcase of classical technique, dazzling tutus, and non-stop virtuosic turns.

Ray LaMontagne

Strathmore
Tue. Oct 15
LaMontagne returns to the stage on his Just Passing Through acoustic tour.

National Philharmonic: Eroica & Beethoven

Strathmore
Thru Sep. 22
“Eroica” Symphony is a groundbreaking work in Beethoven’s stylistic development, bringing together classical control and romantic exuberance.

Lucinda Williams

Strathmore
Tue. Sep 24
Grammy-winner Lucinda Williams performs the album Car Wheels On A Gravel Road in its entirety,

1 Henry IV

Folger Theatre
Thru Oct. 13
Honor is a two-edged sword.

Spotlights

Washington Performing Arts: Pink Martini

The Kennedy Center
Sun. Oct 13

Joe Chambers, M'Boom

The Kennedy Center
Fri. Oct 4

DEMO by Damian Woetzel: BalletX

The Kennedy Center
Oct. 25 – 26

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

National Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021

Washington Performing Arts: Drew Petersen

The Kennedy Center
Sat. Oct 19

Broadway Center Stage: Footloose

The Kennedy Center
Oct. 9 – 13

Kid Prince and Pablo

The Kennedy Center
Oct. 19 – Nov. 3

Nemr

The Kennedy Center
Sat. Oct 5
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